Orang Seletar
Native toMalaysia, Singapore
EthnicityOrang Seletar
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ELPOrang Seletar

Orang Seletar (Slitar) is a language of the Orang Laut of the south coast of the Malay Peninsula.[2] It is very close to Malay, and may be counted as a dialect of that language.[3] The speaking population is unknown, but is likely in the range of a few thousand. The language is considered severely endangered by UNESCO.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Orang Seletar". UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger. UNESCO. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ Orang Seletar language at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  3. ^ Kruspe (2004), p. 29